Penalty of 200,000 yen announced for the former employee of a cleaning company who killed a dog in a case of fatal animal assault at Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.

December 16, 2014
Penalty of 200,000 yen announced for the former employee of a cleaning company who killed a dog in a case of fatal animal assault at Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.

http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/20141215/tro14121517560004-n1.html
2014.12.15 17:56

The Hiratsuka summary court ordered a former employee (57) of a cleaning company to pay a fine of 200,000 yen by the 15th.
This man beat a Miniature Dachshund to death with a metal rod during cleaning on September 4 at Kanagawa Animal Welfare center, (Hiratduka). and was prosecuted by Hiratsuka local public prosecutor’s office for violation of the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals.
This man was bitten while trying to move a dog that was immobile due to a hernia.
Kanagawa Animal Welfare center appealed to the Hiratuka police depart in October. (Kyodo)


We were expecting that Hiratsuka local public prosecutor’s office would give a severe punishment because of the maliciousness of the case.
I have mixed feelings about this penalty.

To build a society without the animal abuse, I learned following things from this case.

If your own animal has been abused, please formally accuse and charge for property destruction and violation of Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, don’t just leave charges up to police.

2) If you find animal abuse occurring either to someone’s animal or an ownerless animal, please report to police and file charges for violation of the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals if possible. (You can file charges even though you are not the owner).
Also declare charges to the animal welfare center and the local government office.
In this case, the director of Kanagawa Animal Welfare center filed charges.
It is very effective to have charges filed by the administration.

The man was effectively prosecuted because Kanagawa prefecture made formal accusations.
If the case is disputed, you can make a protest against the result.

Please take these steps and follow through with charges.
You can ask the humane association to do these procedures.

Media reported about the fatal assault case of a dog in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.

November 16, 2014

Media reported about the fatal assault case of a dog in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.

Kanagwa prefecture sent the case to the public prosecutor's office on suspicion of violation of the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, article 44, alleging the man killed a small dog with an iron bar.

On September 4, 2014, a worker from a cleaning company killed a miniature dachshund at Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.
Inuneko Kyusainowa has demanded prosecution the man under the charge of violation of the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, (article 44), and the criminal law, article 261, concerning damage of properties.

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On October 16, Kanagawa prefecture officially accused the man of violating the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, (article 44).
Concerning the violation of the property damage law(article 261), the proprietary rights were not clarified, and prosecution for that has been postponed.
Today, the media reported that Kanagawa prefecture sent the case to the public prosecutor's office on suspicion of violation of the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, article 44.
I am so thankful to Kanagawa prefecture and people who sent opinions on behalf of the victimised dog.
I hope the criminal is severely punished.

To make a society free of animal abuse, it is necessary to give the maximum penalty with every law; not only the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, but both civil and criminal laws.
For that it is necessary to prosecute officially.

The animal welfare center in each region should accuse officially when animal abuse happens.
Recently, many dog carcasses have been abandoned in some places.
When the identity of the suspect becomes clear, animal welfare centers and the department in charge should file accusations with the police.

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Concerning assault/death case of a dog in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.

October 19, 2014
Concerning assault/death case of a dog in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.

This is the answer from Kanagawa prefecture to the questionnaire of Inuneko Kyusainowa.

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Thank you so much for your efforts for animal welfare.

We inform you our decision concerning the fatal accident of a dog in the Kanagawa Animal Protection center.

On September 4, Thursday, an impounded dog in Kanagawa Animal Protection center was assaulted by an employee of the contracted service supplier, which (allegedly) caused it’s death.
We reported it to Hiratsuka police station on September 4.
However, today, we filed charges of violation of the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, (article 44), against this employee
For the criminal law, article 261, we believe this dog belongs to Kanagawa prefecture.
However, we haven’t arrived at a clear conclusion about that, and at this time we have not filed charges on that count.

Secondly, we try to answer your questions dated October 13, 2014.

Question 1.
In the “volunteer communication” temporary issue for registered volunteers of Kanagawa Animal Protection center, it said that “this accident was caused by an employee who hit the dog and caused it’s death.”
However, charges have not been officially filed, and investigation by police has been insufficient.
It is not even clear who the suspect is.
Has the identity of the suspect been confirmed?
And is the killing method confirmed?


We have now filed charges against an employee, alleging that he used an iron bar to hit and kill a dog protected by the Animal Welfare Center.
The suspect’s identity and the killing method will be clarified by a police investigation.


Question 2.
Please explain why it has taken so long since this case occurred for police to file charges.
Generally if someone’s property gets damaged, police file charges immediately.
If the suspect and the killing method are confirmed, you can file charges immediately.
What is your position on this?


In this case, we reported to Hiratsuka police station on the day of the accident, however it took some time to confirm the relevance of laws and regulations, the suitability and the procedures of charges such as violation of the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals in relation to the jurisdiction of prefectural office and police.


Question 3.
When will Kanagawa prefecture file official charges?
Delays could cause problems in maintaining the evidence and questioning of the suspect.


Concerning the maintenance of the evidence and interview of the employee, since we reported to the police on September 4, the investigation has already started and Kanagawa prefecture is cooperating with this investigation.
Charges were filed today, so we believe the investigation has not been delayed.


October 16, 2014
To: Inuneko Kyusainowa, TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital
Representative
Akiko Yui

From: Shohei Hisashima
Public Health and Welfare Bureau
Public Health and Food Safety Management Division

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Concerning the accusation of the fatal accident of dog in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.

http://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/prs/p845283.html

Publication date: October 16, 2014

On September 4, Thursday, an impounded dog in Kanagawa Animal Protection center suffered an assault by an employee of a contracted service supplier, which allegedly caused it’s death.

We reported this case to Hiratsuka police station on Thursday, September 4,.
Today, we filed a complaint against this employee at the Hiratsuka police station on the charge of violation of the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, (article 44),.

Accusation date : October 16, 2014
Accuser : The chief of Kanagawa Animal Protection center
Accused : The employee
Accusation acceptance : The chief of Kanagawa, Hiratsuka police station
Fact of accusation : the accused was contracted by the governor of Kanagawa prefecture, and engaged in cleaning duties for the kennel of Kanagawa Animal Protection Center (401 Tsuchiya, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa). On September 4, between 8:05am and 8:10, this employee hit a dog that was a protected animal (Miniature Dachshund, female, age-indeterminate) with an iron bar, resulting in it’s death, in the operational room of B1.
Purpose of the accusation : It is thought that the act by the accused mentioned above violated the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, (in article 44). We accuse the suspect, and call for severe punishment.


CONTACT
Public Health and Welfare Bureau
Public Health and Food Safety Management Division
Section chief Hisashima : 045 210 4932
Vice section chief Wada : 045 210 4933
FAX 045 210 8864


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Animal protection center maintenance contractor accused in dog assault death

http://www.nikkansports.com/general/news/f-gn-tp0-20141016-1382896.html

On the 16th The Kanazawa Animal Protection Center (Hiratsuka city) filed charges against a man in his 50s who is a former employee of a cleaning company entrusted with duties by Kanagawa prefecture.
The center said that on September 4, around 8:00am, this man hit a dog’s belly and head with an iron bar, and killed it. He was bitten by the dog when he was cleaning the accommodation room.
This man said that he was angry because the dog bit him, and admitted he hit it.
This Kanagawa Animal Protection center achieved zero killing of dogs in 2013.
The dog had been scheduled to be taken in, just a few days later, by an animal protection group, in order to find a foster family. (Kyodo)

The latest answer from Kanagawa prefecture concerning the fatal assault case of the dog in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.

September 26, 2014
The latest answer from Kanagawa prefecture concerning the fatal assault case of the dog in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.
(e-mail dated at September 24, 2014)

Concerning the case of fatal assault of the dog by a sanitation worker in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center, we, Inuneko Kyusainowa, demand that the prefecture charge this worker and his company with property damage and violation of animal protection methods.
Here is the latest answer from Kanagawa prefecture.

We thank you so much for your cooperation in promoting animal welfare in Kanagawa prefecture.

We hereby answer your e-mail dated at September 21, 2014.

We are taking seriously what happened in the animal welfare center, which should be a model of animal welfare.

This case corresponds to the criminal law, article 261, and the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, article 44.
We are considering whether or not to file charges, and the related potential problems.

Right now, we are pushing hard for correspondence regarding this accident, including concerns relating to the prevention of any recurrence.
We hope for your understanding.

September 24, 2014

To : Akiko Yui
Representative
Inuneko Kyusainowa / TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital

From : Syohei Hisashima
Kanagawa Public Health and Welfare Bureau,
Living and Health Department, Food Sanitation Section.
TEL : 045-210-4932 or 045-210-4947
FAX : 045-210-8864

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To this answer, we Inuneko Kyusainowa replied with the letter below.

To : Mr. Syohei Hisashima
Kanagawa Public Health and Welfare Bureau,
Living and Health Department, Food Sanitation Section.
TEL : 045-210-4932 or 045-210-4947
FAX : 045-210-8864

From : Akiko Yui
Representative
Inuneko Kyusainowa / TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital

September 25, 2014

Thank you so much for your answer dated at September 24, 2014.
I appreciate your consideration of legal options.
We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, think that the best way of preventing recurrence of this kind of problem is for the prefecture to file charges against the suspect.

The highest priority is a filing of charges to clarify all aspects of the case.
Details regarding the prevention of recurrence should be considered after the case is concluded.
Again, we ask for immediate charges of violation of the criminal law, article 261, and the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, article 44.

Please hold a press conference to announce these charges.

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NOTE;
Kanagawa prefecture accused the person who caused this case dated at October 16, 2014 as the violation of Act on Welfare and Management of Animals (Article 44) to Hiratsuka police station.

http://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/prs/p845283.html

Thank you so much for your opinion to Kanagawa prefecture.
However It did not lead to accusation in the offense of breakage this time.
This would be the future subject.

Translation work is delayed.
Soon we will post about this article in this blog.
I apologize for such delay.

Questions to Kanagawa prefecture concerning the fatal assault case of the dog in Kanagawa Animal Welfare Center

September 11, 2014
Questions to Kanagawa prefecture concerning the fatal assault case of the dog in Kanagawa Animal Welfare Center

We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, have some questions, as below:

Will the prefecture prosecute the cleaning company for property damage or not.
If not, why don’t they?
(The dog belongs to the prefecture. This was a flagrant offence and certainly resulted in damage. The Center has the managerial responsibility of protection.)

Will the prefecture accuse the worker and the company of violation of animal protection methods or not.
If not, why don’t they?
(It doesn’t make sense that the Animal Welfare Center, which should educate citizens, doesn’t prosecute this case, which happened on their site.

It’s a publicly facility. In the Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 239, Clause 2, “A government official or local government official shall file an accusation when they believe an offence has been committed.”
What is the reason for not fulfilling this?

They said that they will hold the memorial service on the 25th.
If they accuse the cleaning company, why will they let the accused join in?

What do you think?
Please send your opinion to Kanagawa prefecture.

TO;
Kanagawa Public Health and Welfare Bureau, Living and Health Department, Food Sanitation Section.
TEL : 045-210-4932 or 045-210-4947
FAX : 045-210-8864
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Message from Akiko Yui, President and Founder of TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital
I believe that helping animals in need, existing in symbiosis with animals, and fostering a loving heart lead to an improvement in one’s character of kindness and generosity. The killing of animals due to decisions made by administration goes against my firm belief in preventing cruelty to animals. Animal Rescue Fund’s most important goal is to reduce the number of animals killed in Japan to zero by urging administration to change, reform, and improve the prevention of cruelty to animals. In order to reduce the number of animals in need, we work to raise awareness and support for the importance of sterilization operations. Each year, we spay and neuter more than 1000 stray cats. We are always putting animals up for adoption to help those lives already born in finding a loving home.

TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital:
We first opened our TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital in February of 2011 in an effort to make our dream a reality - to lower the number of dogs and cats killed in Japan to zero. At our hospital, we spay and neuter cats to reduce the number of unfortunate stray cats. Our hospital strives to help unfortunate animals in need of medical care.
The lives of numerous pets and livestock were lost as a result of the unprecedented earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan on March 11th 2011 and the radiation disaster caused by the stricken Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Animal Rescue Fund goes directly to the 20km evacuation zone around the stricken Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant to rescue animals.
Animal Rescue Fund is based in Kanagawa Prefecture’s TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital. Therefore, the animals that we rescue from Fukushima Prefecture are brought to TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital located in Kanagawa Prefecture. Here, the rescued animals receive medical care and are returned to their owners or are put up for adoption.
We also work in urging the government and administration of Japan to support the protection of animals in need.


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